Chiller reduces water consumption and improves process efficiencies

With the ever rising cost and environmental impact of waste water, scientists and facility managers are increasingly looking for alternative ways of cooling applications in the laboratory.

A calculation, based on water consumption, reveals that the Minichiller saves approximately 48,000 litres of water within a working week (8-hours a day, 5 days a week). As the Minichiller is low in cost, it offers a fast return on investment which can be measured in months.

The compact Minichiller is designed as a space saving tower and with a footprint of just 225 x 36 mm the Huber Minichiller takes up less bench space than many laptops. With a temperature range from -20°C to 40°C and cooling capacity of 300 watts at 15°C, Minichillers are suitable for cooling reaction blocks, vapour traps, vacuum pump condensers, rotary evaporators or heat exchangers, supplying predictable and correct pressure, flow and temperature to applications resulting in tangible process efficiencies.

Because the Minichiller's internal volume is only 2 litres, it eliminates the risk of flooding in the laboratory. This allows the process to be run unattended further increasing efficiency.

The Minichiller features an easy to use Microprocessor controller with a LED temperature display. Alternatively the controller can be supplied as an MPC Plus version which includes an RS232 interface. The Minichiller is also available with 1kW heating power and extended temperature range from -20°C to 100°C.

Minichillers are available as both water and air-cooled units. All units are CFC and H-CFC free and use natural refrigerants.

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